5. Send in your Form 6
Question & AnswerHow and when must I report a workplace injury or illness?
When you finish reporting your injury or illness using the online services, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) gives you a reference number.
If you fill out a print copy of the Form 6, you send it to the WSIB online. Or you mail or fax it. The information you need to do this is on the form.
Giving a copy to your employer
You must give a copy of your Form 6 to your employer.
When your employer finds out about your injury or illness, must send an Employer’s Report of Injury/Disease Form 7 to the WSIB. They must do this within 3 business days of learning about your injury or illness.
Opening a claim file
The WSIB opens a claim file for you once they get one of the following:
- a Form 6 from you,
- a Form 7 from your employer
- a Health Professional's Report (Form 8)
The WSIB should also send you a letter telling you what your is. Any time you contact the WSIB, they'll ask for your claim number. Make sure to keep it where you can easily find it.
If you do not get this letter within one week of reporting your accident, contact the WSIB to find out why.
Getting a decision from the WSIB
The WSIB can take 12 weeks or more to decide a claim. They must send you their decision in writing.
If you do not agree with the decision, you can appeal.
The process is started by submitting an Intent to Object Form.
The decision letter from the WSIB should tell you:
- how to get an Intent to Object Form, and
- the deadline for the WSIB to get the form, which is usually 6 months from the date of the WSIB decision. But sometimes it's as short as 30 days. The WSIB takes these deadlines very seriously.
If the WSIB's decision letter does not include a deadline, send the Intent to Object Form right away. To be safe, you want them to get the form within 30 days of the date of the decision.